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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Colorado Springs children needing after-hours urgent care services now have a new option with the opening of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s new Briargate Urgent Care center located at 4125 Briargate Parkway. The center offers urgent care services from 5 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, and noon-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. “We identified an unmet need in our… Continue Reading Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Englewood-based Centura Health and Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners announced a joint venture Nov. 6 that “will offer a differentiated health care delivery model that will help optimize health care value and lower costs for consumers in Colorado and Kansas,” according to a news release. “The two partners will combine their expertise to provide enhanced resources… Continue Reading Centura Health, DaVita form joint venture

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Behavioral health event planned for Thursday

The League of Women Voters of El Paso County has scheduled a panel discussion on behavioral health Thursday, Nov. 13, featuring five speakers working in industries related to the topic. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at First Methodist Church at 420 N. Nevada Ave. It will be free, open to the public and… Continue Reading Behavioral health event planned for Thursday

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Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming open enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a pre-enrollment preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, the state health insurance marketplace. More than 148,000 individuals have been covered… Continue Reading Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

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Venus Williams speaks at Peak Vista

Over 900 guests attended Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ tenth annual Breakfast of Champions Tuesday. Attendees heard from numerous community members, as well as President and CEO Pam McManus and four-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams. Williams served as keynote speaker and emphasized that focus and dedication – along with family influence – were key… Continue Reading Venus Williams speaks at Peak Vista

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Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

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In an effort to remain competitive in today’s health care marketplace, Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, has implemented the first stage of a cost-reduction strategy for some of its services. According to Danny Reeves, chief financial officer for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and South State Operating Group, the first stage includes “a multi-year… Continue Reading Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

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Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

Health care and health insurance will take center stage at the Latino Community Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 12. The event will take place at the Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Panel speakers include Meredith Jones of Kaiser Permanente, Kathleen Jackson of Colorado Choice, Lynne Jones of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Rosy… Continue Reading Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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National first responders conference to be held in April

The National Homeland Defense Foundation is hosting its inaugural National First Responders Conference at The Broadmoor Hotel April 6-8, 2015 in Colorado Springs. Building on the success achieved through years of conducting the National Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense, NHDF seeks to apply that experience to provide a forum for sharing lessons learned to… Continue Reading National first responders conference to be held in April

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DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

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DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. DaVita is headquartered in Denver… Continue Reading DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

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CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

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CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners announced Wednesday that it is in the process of acquiring Colorado Springs Health Partners, a group with more than 130 providers and 11 locations in the Pikes Peak region. A news release issued by the Fortune 500 company Wednesday gave little detail as to the terms of the acquisition, which it… Continue Reading CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

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